NFL Concussion Deal Isn't Fair, 3rd Circ. Told

By Caroline Simson (August 14, 2015, 12:02 PM EDT) -- A trio of former National Football League players told the Third Circuit Thursday that the recently approved uncapped settlement in litigation over head trauma sustained during their careers unfairly excludes future sufferers of a degenerative brain condition, joining a chorus of those seeking to overturn the accord.

Jimmie H. Jones, Ricky Ray and Jesse Solomon argued that by extinguishing potential claims from players who are diagnosed with the chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, after the deal was finally approved in April, the district court didn't do enough to ensure their interests were adequately protected. While the settlement allows players who are...

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